Garden StylesFrom classic to modern, get inspiration and learn about the various garden types
For three decades we’ve been sharing remarkable gardens, each with their own style. Whether you’re trying to discover the right style for your garden, or you’ve been gardening for years, you’ll find these collections inspiring. Browse gardens with strong Asian influences, ones that favor the sleek lines of modern design, or ones that will transport you to the blissful Mediterranean countryside.
This highly Japanese-influenced garden near Seattle features an alpine meadow, a carefully groomed woodland and a rock garden that follows Japanese traditions.
Incorporating design elements and artifacts from throughout Asia, this California garden features teak doors from the Gujarat region of India and a Japanese herb garden.
A penchant for growing Bonsai trees inspires gardener Ramon Smit to create a full-scale Japanese garden complete with meandering paths and stone lanterns.
This 2.5 acre Japanese garden in British Columbia boasts three koi ponds, 11 different types of Japanese maples and a variety of rhododendrons.
Get tips on designing a contemporary landscape that is suited to the welcoming indoor-outdoor lifestyle modern gardeners are trying to create.
Get a list of 13 plants that are statuesque, carefree, bold and beautiful and look great in modern gardens.
See how the strong geometry of this home is mirrored in the surrounding landscape where city vibe meets Midwest charm.
A dramatically tiered, lushly green outdoor space surrounds a modern home of stone and glass that’s perched on the side of a hill.
Incorporating the vibrant aesthetics of a Mediterranean garden into your own yard can make it feel like you’re on vacation all year round.
Complete with magical silvery-leaved olive trees, fragrant herbs, and enormous urns, this garden and vineyard were inspired by those in Burgundy, France.
This garden, inspired by paradise gardens in the Mediterranean and Persia, is centered on a tiled fountain surrounded by unusual plants.
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See 16 ways to achieve the look of a classic English garden into your own landscape.
Get tips for creating your own flower-filled cottage garden that's romantic and colorful.
The owner of this B&B, inspired by a Thomas Kinkade painting, tamed an English garden gone wild.
See how Isabel and Julian Bannerman recreate the romance of the classic English garden.
Ideas for creating a tropical garden that evokes the beauty and serenity of far-off destinations.
See a list of plants that can help create a tropical garden style in your own backyard.
See how layers of big-leaf tropical plants, a koi pond, zen rock garden and more add to the tropical atmosphere of this garden.
In mid-20th-century Sri Lanka, two siblings-the Brothers Bawa-took their own inimitable paths to redefining the tropical garden.
Landscape architect Steve Martino blends colorful elements with native plants to reflect the beauty of the desert.
This Paradise Valley, Arizona, garden by Christy Ten Eyck uses desert-friendly plants to frame the view.
A desert garden in Santa Fe honors the native landscape and makes the most of every drop of rain that falls.
A garden in Patagonia, Arizona, best described as the prairielike mid-desert, takes the Southwest climate in stride.
This Oregon garden connects people with the Earth, is wildlife friendly and is maintained organically.
An ecologically friendly Virginia garden sets the groundwork for a new approach to landscapes of enduring beauty.
These homeowners test the theory that sustainability and style can go hand in hand in the garden.
Native (and extremely local) plants create stunning wildflower fields on 30 acres in rural Pennsylvania.